Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Comparison Can Cripple You

It’s been a month and a half, give or take, since my last post, so I didn’t do very well with posting more often like I had wanted to,   Sometimes getting started is the hardest part.

That kinda ties in with what I wanted to talk about today.  Talking about it is hard, because it’s part of the problem I have with comparing myself to others. I hate divulging my weaknesses, so hopefully this will be cathartic for me. 

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I’ve struggled with it my whole life and there have been  so many times that comparison has crippled me and made it hard, sometimes impossible, to move forward with something I want to do.  I’ll get excited about an idea or project and find myself dumping the whole thing, because it’s “not as good as someone else's”.  I find it hard to be satisfied with my own unique talents.  I know, intellectually,  that I am good at a lot of things and I find myself feeling really proud of things that I create or accomplish, but I often end up with something that looks too much like someone else’s and I am unhappy with that as well.  Have you ever felt like this?  I can’t be the only one.

Now that I have verbalized it, so to speak, I am hoping that I can work on NOT doing it.  I’ve never told another person about this.  I want to break this cycle, because I know that, until I do, I’m holding myself back from just having fun with things and enjoying the outcome. 

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To begin with, I’m not going to try to be “Little-Suzy-Perfect-Blog” like so many I see.  People with expensive, move-in-ready homes, who can do all things and be all things without ever breaking a sweat.  My life is chaotic and certainly not perfect.  I want to be real and be ME.  I wish me luck! 

~Deb

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